It’s not paid inclusion, but it is paid occlusion Happy Friday to you! I have been reflecting a bit on the controversy du jour: Google’s redesigned search results. Google is trying to foreground sourcing and URLs, but in the process it made its results look more like ads, or vice versa. Bottom l...
Now that the Google January 2020 core update is mostly rolled out, we have asked several data providers to send us what they found with this Google search update. All of the data providers agree that this core update was a big one and impacted a large number of web sites. The facts. What we know...
If you’re looking for data, your search should start here. Google’s Dataset Search just launched as a full-fledged search tool, and it’s about as good as you’d expect. Google does a masterful job of collating all kinds of datasets from all across the internet with useful info like publicat...
Google has started testing a feature that will display the search query in the Chrome address bar rather than the actual page's URL when performing searches on Google. This experimental feature is called "Query in Omnibox" and has been available as a flag in Google Chrome since Chrome 71, but is dis...
Michael struggles to find the search results he’s looking for, and would like some tips for better Googling Want to search like a pro? These tips will help you up you Googling game using the advanced tools to narrow down your results. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images Last week’s co...
Earlier today, Google announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers and the press over the way in which search results displays were made to look like ads. Google makes money when users of its search ser...
Reverse image search is one of the most well-known and easiest digital investigative techniques, with two-click functionality of choosing “Search Google for image” in many web browsers. This method has also seen widespread use in popular culture, perhaps most notably in the MTV show Catfish, wh...
The internet is an iceberg. And, as you might guess, most of us only reckon with the tip. While the pages and media found via simple searches may seem unendingly huge at times, what is submerged and largely unseen – often referred to as the invisible web or deep web – is in fact far, far bigger....
Almost all of us use Google in our day-to-day life. Without Google, we can imagine our life as easy as now. But many times, we get bored with Google Home Page. So, if you want a creative and funny Google Homepage, this article is for you. If we compare Google with other Search Engines, we will notic...
Google to offer users the option to auto-delete location history and web search data that it harvests Google is to give users the choice of being able to automatically delete their search and location history after three months. It announced the auto-delete tools for location history data, as well a...
Ever had to search for something on Google, but you’re not exactly sure what it is, so you just use some language that vaguely implies it? Google’s about to make that a whole lot easier. Google announced today it’s rolling out a new machine learning-based language understanding technique cal...
The new language model can think in both directions, fingers crossed Google has updated its search algorithms to tap into an AI language model that is better at understanding netizens' queries than previous systems. Pandu Nayak, a Google fellow and vice president of search, announced this month th...
Google confirmed an update affecting local search results has now fully rolled out, a process that began in early November. In what’s been called the November 2019 Local Search Update, Google is now applying neural matching to local search results. To explain neural matching, Google points to a ...
John Mueller from Google gave one of the clearest and easiest to understand explanations on how Google uses machine learning in web search. He basically said Google uses it for "specific problems" where automation and machine learning can help improve the outcome. The example he gave was with canoni...
Searching on Google has become second nature for billions of people. In fact, Googling is so entrenched in our culture, it's become the generic word for looking things up online. Yet even though you long ago mastered the essentials, there’s still a lot most of us can learn about how to search fast...
Google is the search engine that most of us know and use, so much so that the word Google has become synonymous with search. As of Sept 2019, the search engine giant has captured 92.96% of the market share. That’s why it has become utmost important for businesses to get better rank in Google searc...
Google has seemingly put the final nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash, the once-popular video and animation player that's become less relevant as newer web standards like HTML5 have taken over. The company announced on Monday that its search engine will stop supporting Flash later this year, and t...
Yext helps businesses manage their presence on search and across the web; starting today, with the launch of Yext Answers, it’s also helping them provide a better experience on their own websites. “It lets any company with a website answer a question about their own brand in a Google-like exper...
As always, when Google releases a new update to its search algorithm, it’s an exciting (and potentially scary) time for SEO. Google’s latest update, BERT, represents the biggest alteration to its search algorithm in the last five years. So, what does BERT do? Google says the BERT update means it...
GIPHY co-founder Alex Chung celebrated his company's ascent to being the second-largest search engine in the world Loz Blain/New Atlas The second biggest search engine in the world isn’t about words or information, it’s about body language and emotional expression, and you’re probably using it...
Search-engine giant says one in 10 queries (and some advertisements) will see improved results from algorithm change MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google rarely talks about its secretive search algorithm. This week, the tech giant took a stab at transparency, unveiling changes that it says will surface mo...
Don't try to optimize for BERT, try to optimize your content for humans. Google introduced the BERT update to its Search ranking system last week. The addition of this new algorithm, designed to better understand what’s important in natural language queries, is a significant change. Google said ...
Google said it is making the biggest change to its search algorithm in the past five years that, if successful, users might not be able to detect. The search giant on Friday announced a tweak to the software underlying its vaunted search engine that is meant to better interpret queries when written ...
On a Google Webmaster Hangout someone asked about the role of H1s on a web page. John Mueller responded that heading tags were good for several reasons but they’re not a critical element. SEO and H1 Headings One of the top rules for Search Engine Optimization has long been adding keywords to your ...
Friends, you're going to wish you were still making the scene with a magazine after reading this sentence: Google's web trackers are all up in your fap time and there's pretty much nothing (except maybe using a more secure browser like Firefox, read up on cybersecurity tips from the EFF, refusing t...